|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Charming and completely restored 13th century castle olive mill, transformed into a luxurious country house, located just outside the ring wall of Castello di Montegiove.
Montegiove is a lovely and peaceful medieval country village, close to the main communication lines and equidistant of Rome (154 km) and Florence (151 km), it is an ideal base for exploring the historical treasures of Umbria and Tuscany, especially the countryside of the historical provinces of Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Perugia and Siena.
The house is equipped with satellite television, high speed Internet connection, independent heating, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, laundry facilities and drying rack. The house is furnished in the traditional style of a central Italian manor house with a tasteful combination of antique and modern furniture. Extra maid service and private cook can also be arranged.
The rental includes heating, weekly change of sheets and towels, normal final cleaning and taxes.
Moraiolo: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining-room, kitchen, sleeps: 6.
The ground floor is composed of a large living-dinning room with open fireplace and library, a kitchen with access to a small patio, a master double bedroom with view over the valley and a spacious bathroom with shower. The first floor is composed of a long hall, two double bedrooms one with a beautiful view over the valley, the other with French windows pointing towards the castle. A well-designed modern bathroom with marble sink, bath tub and shower.
The garden has a dining area, comfortable deck chairs and a beautiful view over the valley.
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has in the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli.
Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 3000 acres of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone.
The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, oil seeds, Chianina beef cattle, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as boar and deer, and the local flora including truffles and mushrooms. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy's main motorway A1 (Milan - Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence.
During your stay in the Montegiove olive mill you will get the opportunity to be the Misciattelli family's private guest and get a guided tour in the winecellar, at the castle and the surrounding estate.
Please also look at the other rental at Castello di Montegiove: #3725208 Leccino
In 2002 we moved from Copenhagen in Denmark, were we both grew up, to Montegiove to take over the daily management of the family estate “Castello di Montegiove”. We have never regretted this decision, even though the first years in Montegiove were not at all like a fairytale. The castle and the old Olive mill had to be completely restored; the roofs all had big holes so we spent all rainy days running around with pots and pans to pick up the water. Today the castle and Olive mill has been through a thorough and respectful renovation. Lorenzo: I spent almost all my childhood summers together with my grandfather in Montegiove, following daily life at the estate and in the wine cellar. I still recall adventuring round in the castle and walks in the splendid and unspoiled nature around Montegiove. I always hoped, that one day, I could take care of the estate, and that happened after years of study at the “Royal Veterinarian and Agricultural University” and the “University of Aberdeen” ending up with a Ph.D. and a short carrier as scientist and assistant professor, before moving to Italy. Rikke: I worked with pattern making and designs in the fashion industry before moving to Italy. My big passion is decorating and putting things in order so moving to a place like this were everything needed a loving hand has been a fantastic challenge for me. Today I am the practical person in the household making all ends meet for our busy modern family. We still feel so lucky waking up in the morning and looking out at the beautiful valley, and we are never getting tired of the absolute silence and peace that is so rare to find in the modern world of today. Sometimes the clouds are hanging lower than Montegiove and it feels like we are on an island in the middle of the sea.
Lorenzo Misciattelli purchased this castle in 1780
Everything about our stay was fantastic! Thank you for letting us stay !
The accommodation is just like the photos, comfortable, very clean, spacious , beautiful..... everything you need if provided.
The swimming pool is just a short walk from the apartment and is great, with plenty of sun loungers.
The only negative aspect was lack of private outside space. There are table and chairs outside but you have to walk around the property to the back of it to use them.. we just carried our food and drinks there. We thought that looking at the photos you could access them from the kitchen, but we soon got used to doing this.
Last, but not least, our whole stay was made absolutely amazing by our wonderful hosts, Lorenzo, Rikke and their family. They are so welcoming, I cannot speak highly enough of them!
It was a pleasure and a privilege to stay here and we highly recommend it .. we shall be back !
Our thanks from all the family.
We stayed in one of the apts. in the Olive Mill in March arriving on a windy and rainy day. At first we all thought, what have we done, but it turned out to be the best part of our Italian trip. The 3 bedroom apartment was clean, beautiful and on the most gorgeous hilltop in Umbra. We loved every minute of it.
Lorenzo and Rikki were generous, interesting and fun. Lorenzo gave us a tour of the castle and the property and Rikki called many restaurants for us. We loved the family style restaurant in Montegiobbe and cooking in the gourmet kitchen. We were traveling with our son, daughter-in-law and our grandson who was only one. We managed to take day trips to Orvieto, Assissi, Todi and many other smaller towns in Umbria.If I could, I would go back every year.
For anyone wanting the experience of a lifetime, this is the place! My husband and I rented the Olive Mill along with two other couples, and we can't say enough about our wonderful stay here. The Olive Mill is beautiful, fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, the countryside is spectacular, and our hosts went out of their way to make sure that we enjoyed our week. It's hard to describe just how special Montegiove is. When you're staying outside the walls of a castle on top of a mountain overlooking the hills and forests of Umbria, it is truly the experience of a lifetime. We spent the week using this as a home base to explore some of the small hilltop towns like Montegobione as well as more well-known places like Assisi and Orvieto. We absolutely loved everything about it, and I can't say enough about the warm, welcoming attitude of our hosts. They made a very special place magical.
It's tough for a perfectionist to actually say that something was perfect - however, when you see it you know it. And "perfect" is what I'd say about the time my friend and I spent in Montegiove. The setting, the house, the amenities, the breezes, and the view all contributed, but it was the graciousness of our host and hostess that made the perfection complete. Rikke and Lorenzo know just how to be attentive and concerned with every comfort while never being intrusive. Every question was answered, every request was gently addressed and, more, we were shown the sort of courtesy and kindness that only true hosts extend to their guests. All of this assured our relaxation and made for the perfect vacation. Molte grazie. We are eager to return and stay longer.
Sam and Janet - June 2012
We and another couple stayed in the olive mill at Castello Montegiove for a week, and used it as our travel base for exploring nearby Tuscany and Umbria. The apartment is spacious and comfortable with a lovely private garden, and the setting at the top of a small hill town is a wonderful thing to come home to after each day of exploration. Easy day trips are Orvieto, Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona, Assisi, Spello, Castiglione del Lago (and Panicale on the way), and one must not miss La Scarzuola, which is almost within walking distance. We used the kitchen extensively for breakfasts and late dinners (often eating our main meal as lunch while out and about).
We loved the tour of the castle: the wine making cellar (cantina) and its first-rate operation, museum quality rooms and furninshings, ancestral portaits, rediscovered ancient frescoes, the library, special decorative pottery stoves that were invented by an ancestor, the chapel dedicated to its own Beata who lived there and started an order of nuns that exists to this day, a stunning stone spiral stairway, and the WWII cannon that the Germans abandoned during their retreat.
The tour of the vineyards was incredibly informative about the technical issues and process of growing and tending the vines. We met the herd of curious and friendly Chiannina cattle who came up to us when we entered the pasture with the owner who is a trained agronomist with a specialty in animal husbandry, and has joined in the effort to bring back this most ancient (Etruscan) breed of cattle, which nearly became extinct.
Staying in the olive mill brought us the best of Umbrian and Tuscan countryside while being within reach of so many wonderful hill towns. We highly recommend it for either a quiet retreat, or a comfortable home base for touring.
Our family of 4 and my son's fiance's family of 4 rented both units for a week in May. It was just wonderful!!
Lorenzo and Rikke answered 10's of emails in anticipation of our son's proposal while in Italy - they even bought a bottle of Champagne for us to celebrate. (He actually proposed 3 days earlier in Venice - after all!)
The apartments were divine - offering EVERYTHING you could possibly want - plenty of cooking implements/dishes in the kitchen. Rikke had also provisioned both kitchens with a "starter kit" of fresh fruit, tuna, pasta, tomatoes, crackers, jam, cookies and even a bottle of their own olive oil and wine. In the frig, she had placed water, juice and milk as well. Cleaning materials were readily available - even down to candles for the table!
She also made reservations for us to go down the short lane to the Wine Bar for wine and appetizers and return for a special dinner on a Thursday night when we arrived - despite most places being closed! They both gave us a tour of the castle on the 4th day there - we so enjoyed hearing about the family castle that they have been renovating over the last few years - and its history! They opened their office for us to make phonecalls - and Rikke even arranged for us a last minute reservation to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence that saved us waiting in line for 2 hours!
They were SO SWEET and totally accommodating to our needs!
The apartments are gorgeous - even equipped with internet and satellite tv (we were even able to pick up Fox News!!). In one apartment, a large yard with lounge chairs and a huge family table for picnics was conveniently right off the kitchen - (which was so pretty with a domed ceiling!)
In each apartment was a binder full of maps, brochures and information on what to do, see and where to eat.
The castle is way up on a hill overlooking a paradise of lush fields, grape arbors and olive trees - far from the madding crowd of tourists - you feel like the Lords and Ladies of the Manor! We almost wish we had a extra day just to sit "home" and relax!
Everyday, we were off in our 9 person rented van to another little town in Tuscany or to Rome/Florence. The train is about 20 minutes down the hill in Fabro - it was about $30 roundtrip a person - we took the train to Rome, but drove to Florence - BIG MISTAKE - take the train, parking is awful in the cities and pretty far away!
Don't miss ORVIETO farmer's market and church, Montepulciano and Assisi!
We LOVED it there!!!
The castle of Montegiove has existed since the early 12th century and has for the last four centuries been the property of the Marchesi Misciattelli. Today, still family-owned, it is the centre of an estate covering nearly 1200 hectares of beautiful Umbrian countryside, where oak forests, vineyards, olive fields and arable land blend in total harmony with ancient dry walls and farmhouses built of local stone. The principal products of the estate are wine, olive oil, cereals, beef cattle, oil seeds, forage and forest products. There is abundant wildlife such as wildboar and deer, and the local flora include truffles and mushrooms. At the surrounding land you will find marked trekking footpaths of various lengths. The beautiful surroundings and unspoiled environment make it hard to believe that Montegiove is only 17 km from Italy’s main motorway A1 (Milan – Naples), which also connects Rome and Florence.
Other Activities: Shopping, Wildlife Viewing, Wine production, Wine tasting
Golf: The nine holes course of the Golf Club Lamborghini, which was designd by Eng. Ferruccio Lamborghini, stretches over a beautiful, hilly landscape close to Lake Trasimeno and is placed inside the same property that includes also an agriturismo for vacationers.
The golf course was originally constructed in a meandering fashion to intentionally cover a widely spread area of land. Recent changes in its design make the course much more challeging to today’s golfers, inviting experts alike to its greens. Source: www.lamborghinionline.it
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High Season 2015
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.